Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction: Hosts ready to go top
Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction: Hosts ready to go top

Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction: Hosts ready to go top

Kick-off: 1330, 19/03/2023

Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena

Ajax can leapfrog Feyenoord at the top of the Eredivisie table with a win in Amsterdam on Sunday and should be the fresher team.

The visitors enjoyed a fantastic victory in the Europa League on Thursday but a hectic schedule could count against them on the domestic front.

We’re taking 27/20 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game as our opening Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction.

Ajax have won seven straight renewals of De Klassieker at Johan Cruyff Arena and that bet would have paid out in five of them.

Ajax back on upward curve

Ajax have understandably laboured at times during what is a transitional season following a host of significant summer departures.

Erik ten Hag took Antony and Lisandro Martinez with him to Manchester United, while Sebastien Haller and Ryan Gravenberch also moved on.

Napoli and Liverpool proved too strong in their Champions League group and there was no consolation prize to be found in the Europa League, losing out to Union Berlin.

A fourth straight Eredivisie title triumph is still very much achievable, though, especially after seven consecutive victories in this competition.

Ending Alfred Schreuder’s reign early and promoting club stalwart John Heitinga from the reserves has proved a masterstroke.

Several proven performers have stepped up to the plate, with Dusan Tadic, Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen and Steven Bergwijn making solid contributions.

However, 22-year-old Ghana front man Mohammed Kudus has really caught the eye, scoring in seven of his last 10 appearance to make it 16 goals for the season.

Looking at the Ajax vs Feyenoord odds, Kudus can be backed at a tempting 11/2 to break the deadlock here.

Feyenoord lack star quality

All of the evidence suggests Feyenoord will be formidable foes, having gone 18 Eredivisie games without defeat since September’s 4-3 loss at PSV.

Arne Slot’s side have won their last five domestic matches and will face Roma in the Europa League quarter-finals following Thursday’s sensational 7-1 demolition of Shakhtar.

Young midfielder Orkun Kokcu enhanced his growing reputation with a double that night and has eight Eredivisie goals this term, alongside Danilo.

Teamwork has very much been the key to their success, but we’re just worried about whether Feyenoord have enough star quality to stay the course.

Four of their recent Eredivisie victories have come by just the odd goal and their record against Holland’s other big clubs is moderate.

They have only taken one point from two meetings with PSV and were held to a 1-1 draw at De Kuip by Ajax in January.

Their hosts are now playing better than a couple of months ago and have their sights set on climbing to the summit.

We’re going to split our correct score Ajax vs Feyenoord betting tips between 29/4 for a 2-1 home win and 11/1 for 3-1.

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